The ERA website informs: On 23 and 24 March 2009 the Annual Conference on European Insurance Law 2009 will be held in Trier at the Academy of European Law. The objective of this conference is to update practitioners on the most recent developments in the field of insurance law pursuant to legislation and jurisprudence. The Financial Services Action Plan was implemented with a view to improving the single market in financial services, including the insurance market, by allowing insurers to operate throughout the European Union whilst ensuring a high level of consumer protection. Over recent years, legislative measures have been adopted in order to achieve open and secure retail markets as well as sound supervisory structures. The conference will also focus on other relevant measures concerning insurance undertakings and contract law designed for consumer protection, such as:
- Jurisdiction and applicable law in insurance contracts,
- motor insurance,
- insurance mediation,
- Solvency II, the Commission’s proposal for a new directive to be adopted in 2009.
This list of topics may be subject to modifications and additions in the final programme to reflect the latest developments.